Naledi skull
Media playback is unsupported on your device

New human-like species discovered in South Africa

Scientists have discovered a new human-like species in a burial chamber deep in a cave system in South Africa.

The species, which has been named naledi, has been classified in the grouping, or genus, Homo, to which modern humans belong.

Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports.

  • 10 Sep 2015
Go to next video: How Homo naledi fits into family tree